Is New Year’s a Big Deal to You?

December 26, 2022
Executive Coaching

I love the holiday season. Christmas has a special meaning to a lot of people, yet I have a very satisfying feeling about the New Year’s season, too.


The new year, to me, is a time to recreate yourself. It’s a chance to start things all over on January 1. You make it this marker to determine who you will be for the upcoming year.


Too many times we roll into the new year just like we did the past year. In some cases, we approach our work day that way. We don’t ask ourselves what we could do differently to make it extra special.


My organization (iMPACT Training &Executive Coaching) has a theme that my marketing firm (Storm Cloud Marketing) came up with several years ago and I still use it. The term is “level up”.  Level Up refers to ways that we can reach that next rung on our life ladder to achieve success.


Here’s something that I mentioned in my book PerfectTIMING that might serve you well. Whether it’s a new year, new month, new week or new day, ask this.


What went RIGHT? (Always start with that for a little self-motivation.)

What went WRONG? (Don’t be shy.)

What should you CHANGE? (This can make a big difference in your life.)


Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Make this one the best!

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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